Mangrove and Chaeto

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  1. tedsalmon

    tedsalmon Astrea Snail

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    Well I have been searching and cant seem to find an answer so here is my question. Can I put Mangrove and Chaeto directly in my tank. I will have some inverts, soft coral, and fish. And my tank is a 65 gallon 36x18x24
     
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  3. schackmel

    schackmel Giant Squid

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    I am unsure about mangrove as I never kept it, but I always put a little cheato in my tank..the tangs and other fish love it!
     
  4. tedsalmon

    tedsalmon Astrea Snail

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    Ok well thank you. One down one to go lol.
     
  5. ssgheislerswife

    ssgheislerswife Ritteri Anemone

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    You can put mangrove in your tank, just hang them in the corner where the tops are up out of the water. Mine are in the fuge, but were hanging out in the front corner of the tank so I could see the root sprout.
     
  6. jptrson

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    :Back in the day :party014:, before i had a sump I used to put a big chunk of cheato behind the rocks. it got enough light to grow like crazy , and i had enough fish to keep mowed down.
     
  7. conjuay

    conjuay Feather Duster

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    Never heard of anything eating cheato...


    the problem with hanging mangroves out of the tank is lighting them. If you're using a pendant, great. If you are expecting them to grow relying on just room lighting, you'll be disappointed.
    They are tough, I took four and dumped them in brackish water for a week, then in fresh water. They are now outside, getting ready to be planted in a pond!
     
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  9. jptrson

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    My tangs (blue & purple) and foxface love it. I also have a foxface at the shop that eats it like spaghetti also eat bubble algae;D
     
  10. Tangster

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    I would not mix them the Mangroves have totally different needs then a grass.
     
  11. tedsalmon

    tedsalmon Astrea Snail

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    Thank you all for your help.
     
  12. johnmaloney

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    Mangroves and chaeto go great together. Found that way in nature, do just fine that way. Keep the top outside the tank (mangroves), with outside lighting preferred, (make sure it doesn't get to hot at the tips of the mangrove), and then unde r the inside lights keep the chaeto. The chaeto will wrap itself all around the mangrove sprouts when they take off.